The Insane Innovation of TI Calculator Hobbyists

Always-on Processor magic: How Find My works while iPhone is powered off

Taming the Tarpit

Issue #103

10/7/2021

A Byte of Coding Issue #103
Greetings
A couple of interesting articles to enjoy over the weekend! Bonne appetit, and here's the issue.
PS. you heard all of twitch.tv got leaked? Source code and all. Uh oh. I'm sorry if any of you work for them, seems like you might have a long weekend ahead of you.

The Insane Innovation of TI Calculator Hobbyists

Published: 6 September 2021
Tags: hacking


Nothing more nostalgic of highschool math for me than the clunky body of a TI graphing calculator and the fun that could be had with it. In this justifiably extensive article, George Hilliard breaks down the iconic TI-84 and explores everything it was never meant to do.

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Always-on Processor magic: How Find My works while iPhone is powered off

Published: 1 August 2021
Tags: hardware


With the release of iOS 15, iPhone owners will be able to find their phone even when it's powered off. I don't mean searching for it like a needle in the haystack, only to realize it slipped out of your pocket and fell in between your couch cushions (at least you found some coins though); I mean using the app. In this article, Jiska explains how Apple did it, and some of its security implications.

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Taming the Tarpit

Published: 19 September 2017
Tags: brainfuck


Yes it's old, but how could I resist not giving you some brainfuck for the weekend to ponder? In this article, for no apparent reason, Mike J Innes develops a Forth like language that compiles into brainfuck; ultimately creating a 50,000 LoC guessing game.

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